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Forged by Desire (London Steampunk) Mass Market Paperback – September 2, 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
Book 4 of 5 in the London Steampunk Series

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"McMaster's London Steampunk series continually grows more complex and more fascinating, and this intense, instantly absorbing fourth novel enriches her world, bringing the series to a turning point that will have fans clamoring for more. 4 1/2 Stars." - RT Book Reviews

"Bec McMaster delivered another Steampunk-erific installment with FORGED BY DESIRE!" - Rabid Reads

"I have immensely enjoyed every story I've read from Bec McMaster. Forge by Desire is definitely to be counted in that list of fabulous reads." - Tome Tender

"This was another delightful addition to the series... I can't wait to see what happens next." - Girl Meets Book

"The Most Enthralling Addition to the London Steampunk series to date..." - Fresh Fiction

"I loved Forged by Desire - it was fun, it was full of sexy tension and it had plenty of paranormal action to keep me engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend this one and I'll be looking for earlier books in the series!" - To Each Their Own Review

"This entire series is a MUST READ and gets better and better with each book!" - The Blogger Girls

"Forged by Desire is an excellent addition to McMaster's series." - The Book Adventures

"I adore this series, which has moved up to a must-read on my list. Bec McMaster is a marvelous author and you should be reading her work!" - That's What I'm Talking About

", I loved Forged by Desire... I hope McMaster's muse continues to inspire her." - Romance at Random

"Those who enjoy the melding of Steampunk and Paranormal Romance should give this series a try." - Delighted Reader

"Steampunk doesn't get better than this book or series. New readers should start from the beginning to fully appreciate the incredible world building in this series but any romance fan would adore these characters and their relationship. " - The Book Vixen

"McMaster's fourth Steampunk London novel once again captivates readers with evocative and sensual imagery... McMaster outdoes herself with this strong installment. " - Publishers Weekly

" McMaster has created another riveting mix of imaginative world building, danger-fueled plotting, and sensual romance that is guaranteed to hook readers. " - Booklist

About the Author

Bec lives in a small town in country Victoria and grew up with her nose in a book. A member of RWA, RWA (Australia) and RWNZ, she writes sexy, dark paranormals and steampunk romance. When not writing, reading, or poring over travel brochures, she loves spending time with her very own hero or daydreaming about new worlds.
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Product Details

  • Series: London Steampunk (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402291914
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402291913
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #594,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this series for its Steampunk elements, swoon worthy romances, and Bec McMaster’s beautiful writing style. I know that tears are forthcoming every time I pick-up a new installment because this author has a real knack for making me feel invested in the characters, and for tugging at my heartstrings. FORGED BY DESIRE was an enjoyable read, albeit not my favourite LONDON STEAMPUNK novel because of its rather uneventful first half; the story felt like it was divided into two parts instead of being one cohesive story.

Up to this point, readers haven’t gotten to spend much time with Garrett and Perry, so a large portion of this installment was dedicated to developing their characters, and on growing their relationship. Now, that’s pretty standard procedure in Paranormal Romance, but in this instance it didn’t really work for me; the unrequited love grew tiring after a while as did all of the secrets. I probably wouldn’t have butted heads with these elements nearly as much as I did had they been woven into the main story arc instead of having had to trudge through chapters and chapters of angst in order to get to the point. Once the main plot kicked in, I quickly remembered why I adore this series, but unfortunately it just took a heck of a long time to get there.

I liked the political intrigue that the Echelon brought to this tale with dukes, and even the prince consort himself involved, things were sure to get interesting. The murder mystery starts out small, but as things progressed it became apparent that there were larger schemes in play, and that things weren’t quite what they seemed. By the end of this book, I felt like this series’ main story arc was on the verge of being resolved.
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By Jennifer on October 13, 2014
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Warning! This review contains minor spoilers for earlier books in the London Steampunk series.

Amazing! I loved almost everything about this book with its kick-ass characters, tension-filled romance, and continued development of a fascinating world. While I'm sure each of the London Steampunk books could be read as stand-alones, I highly recommend that readers at least check out My Lady Quicksilver (book 3) because the conclusion of that book has repercussions in this one.

Readers of the London Steampunk series met Garret and Perry in the last book as members of the Nighthawks, the police arm of the infected Echelon. They had obviously been friends for awhile and it was only a matter of time until romance entered the fray. Things really get moving on that front when Perry goes undercover at the opera and shows that she isn't just a tomboy. Now, Perry and Garret must deal with their changing relationship while searching for a potential serial killer amongst the upper class of British society.

I loved both Perry and Garret's characters. Perry is the center of this novel with her mysterious past that seems to be coming back to bite her. She is intelligent, kind, and very strong though she does have a problem with trusting others. Garret lived on the streets until being picked up by former Nighthawk leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, and he isn't afraid to use his charm to get what he wants. An unfortunate injury has forced the blood virus to start growing rapidly in his body and he is trying to adjust to this change while falling for his best friend.

The romance in Forged By Desire is full of chemistry. These two have been circling each other since the previous book and that made for some delicious scenes.
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Steampunk, vampire, werewolves...these are just some of the things that make this book amazing!!! was a d an of t :) beginning and still a fan!!! I will always recommend her books to anyone who enjoys strong woman characters who can handle a knife as well as a dominate man! i opened never stops writing these stories!!!
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My favorite so far in this series (which I've really enjoyed throughout). This book is SO emotionally intense - the climax feels operatic in the best and most romantic way. I COULD NOT stop reading, and after I finished it, I went back to the beginning of the series to re-read all the way through all over again. I love all the couples in this series, but Perry and Garrett turned out to be my favorite by far!
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loved it, garrett & perry were grand, the storyline is about to become really high stakes and each of your books are very cleverly done but i still cannot choose between lynch & blade for the badest badass. can't wait to see barron's lass; a duchess perhaps. they do deserve each other. AND then i came to make the review & found a free novella!!!!!!!!!!! now that is how a writer should reward a purchase. can't stay i have a bonus tale to enjoy. thank you
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I love this series, and it's hard to believe this is only book 4. I feel like I've read more about these characters than I have done in any other seriers. I am a bit put out with this book though, as I now realise that it is the second last one in the series and feel there are more stories the author could tell. If you have read the first three books in this series, than I already know you have been eagerly waiting for this to be released. If you have not read any of this series than I recommend starting with the first book in the series and read them all in sequence.
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